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Plant Manager - Broomfield

Carefree of Colorado, a division of the Scott Fetzer Company and Berkshire Hathaway is the world’s premier provider of awnings, shade products and accessories to the global Recreational Vehicle market, Marine OEM and Aftermarkets. By leveraging our 47 year history, leading industry position, and financial strength, we are able to provide unique opportunities for both personal and professional growth. 

We have built a strong manufacturing and assembly operation by embracing LEAN principles, investing in technology and in our team members.  We pride ourselves on the Quality, Value, Performance and Style of our products and are always looking for team members who want to grow and achieve success right along with us.

The Plant Manager will oversee all phases of plant operations including safety, production, quality, engineering, budgeting, capacity planning, inventory management, production control and maintenance.

Job Title: Plant Manager
Department: Operations
Reports To: VP of Operations
FLSA Status: Exempt

Minimum requirements for this position include:

  • Bachelor Degree in Management, Manufacturing, Engineering or similar educational background (MBA is a plus).
  • 5+ years’ experience managing multiple operations departments within a manufacturing environment

  • Experience and proven success in Lean and Continuous Improvement methodologies

  • Lean and Continuous Improvement certifications

  • Six Sigma Black Belt or Green Belt Certification


Primary responsibilities of the Plant Manager position include:

Ensures safety, environmental and legal compliance throughout the plant & property;

Organizes and supervises production, logistics, quality control and sales support in accordance with policies, principles, and procedures established by the company;

Provides detailed reports to plant management and supervisors, relative to productivity, quality, and safety performance, in order to ensure the meeting of organizational objectives;

Interacts with the VP of Operations and other senior managers as required in the reporting of activities and challenges;

Ensures positive employee relations are maintained throughout the organization;

Oversees any disciplinary actions required to maintain policy and regulatory compliance;

Develops subordinate supervisory personnel to accomplish and maintain world class manufacturing and operational levels (5S, Safety, Visual Management, TPM, Lean Manufacturing, Level Scheduling, etc.);   

Confers with internal and external customers to evaluate and promote improved and expanded services in area;

Develops plans for the efficient use of materials, machinery, and employees;

Reviews production costs and product quality, and modifies production and inventory to maintain and enhance profitable operation of the plant;

Proposes any necessary capital expenditure and maintenance plans that will help to improve overall productivity, quality and safety;

Monitors production costs relative to budgetary standards;

Develops, maintains and coordinates manufacturing and shipping operations business plans to include all program requirements, Safety, Quality, Productivity, labor hours, production costs, and cost of poor quality;

Provides input to the development of product strategy and research and development of new and emerging products;

Establishes production standards and collaborates on the creation of shipping standards; develops budget and cost controls, and obtains data regarding types, quantities, specifications, and delivery dates of products ordered;

Provides guidance on the development of a manufacturing process plan, including personnel requirements, material needs, subcontract requirements, facility needs, and tooling and equipment needs;

Ensures all established costs, quality, and delivery commitments are met;

Coordinates manufacturing, quality, safety and shipping activities with all other functions of the organization and suppliers to obtain optimum production and utilization of human resources, machines, and equipment;

Reviews production and operating reports and directs the resolution of operational, manufacturing, and maintenance problems to ensure minimum costs and prevent operational delays;

Performs administrative activities associated with the effective management of shop operations, including compiling, storing, and retrieving production data for reports;

Determines responsibilities of assigned organization and staff positions to accomplish business objectives;

Trains and ensures all assigned employees are aware of and comply with company, government, and customer policies, procedures, and regulations;

Ensures plant is clean, uncluttered, well organized and “tour ready” at all times.

In addition to the minimum requirements listed above, qualified candidates must possess the following:


  • Excellent people and communication skills
  • Strong process documentation skills

  • Excellent computer skills

  • Excellent communication, collaboration and interpersonal skills with the ability to facilitate team interactions and partner with Supply Chain, Engineering, Finance and other peers.

  • MRP or ERP experience


We offer competitive wages, growth opportunities and a comprehensive benefits package including:

  • Medical and Life Insurance
  • Short-term and Long-term disability Insurance

  • 401(k) with a company match

  • Various voluntary insurance coverage options

  • Paid vacations and holidays

  • Tuition Reimbursement and much more


If you meet the above requirements and are interested in becoming part of our team, please send your resume and salary requirements via e-mail [email protected].

Out of state candidates will be considered, but relocation assistance is not available.

Please visit our web site at for more information regarding our company.



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